Happy National Whiskey Sour Day! Here are five liquor-licious versions of the old favorite to help you celebrate. If variations aren’t your thing, you can always go old school and mix up one of our favorite versions – the original whiskey sour.

  1. The Baltimore Bang (via Saveur)

Photo credit: Todd Coleman

If you prefer bourbon, this is your drink! Apricot brandy helps it pack that special “bang!”, but you can also go the route Saveur did and use cognac.

2. The New York Sour (via Liquor.com)


Photo credit: Jacques Bezuidenhout of Liquor.com

Here’s to you, red wine lovers! Don’t wrinkle your nose – the wine mixes surprisingly well with the whiskey. Bonus points if your wine floats beautifully on top!

3. The Rattlesnake (via Liquor.com)


Photo credit: Karen Nielsen (AKA Ginhound) of Liquor.com

“It will either cure Rattlesnake bite, or kill Rattlesnakes, or make you see them.” Bring it on.

4. Whiskey Sour with Marmalade (via ThereWillBeBourbon.net)


Photo credit: There Will Be Bourbon

Very similar to a Baltimore Bang – but with a marmalade twist!

5. The Ward Eight (via Imbibe Magazine)


Photo Credit: Imbibe Magazine

We absolutely love the martini glass! This recipe is great if you don’t have a lot of extra ingredients on hand (or if you’re out of sour mix).